radical reference: semi-orgasmic experiences on the job

Eli Edwards writes about the experience of doing radical reference in Clamor Magazine and the RadRef project past and present.

According to co-founder Jenna Freedman, a librarian at Barnard College in New York City, “We thought [the protestors] would need reliable sources of information in a time when all hell was expected to break loose and rumors would probably be flying around everywhere. Our job in the street was to be calm and knowledgeable and to have good resources available to us in the RR kits or at the other end of a phone.”

One Response to “radical reference: semi-orgasmic experiences on the job”

  1. Jack Stephens Says:

    What’s really cool, though, is winning elections. Isn’t that the whole idea behind those conventions? And it’s what gave us a librarian in the White House!